Lawrence Ferlinghetti calls the Poetry Crisis Line

In memoriam of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, March 24, 1919–February 22, 2021. May his memory be a blessing.

ROSIE (counselor): Poetry Crisis Line, What is your emergency?
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI (caller): Don’t let that horse eat that violin.
ROSIE: Again? I sent the fiddler on the roof so the horse couldn’t reach. Are you sure it’s not a giraffe eating that violin?

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